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Amanda Hensel

If a passion for music and a knack for writing make a career, then color Amanda Hensel lucky. She is the product of writers -- apparently when you add two news journalists together, you get one music journalist. She currently resides in 'the live music capital of the world,' where she snagged a journalism degree from the University of Texas. Although she's grounded in Austin, Hensel's name travels -- in her short career, she has cited her passion writing for AOL Music Blog, Fringe Magazine, the Houston Press and various other publications.
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Eric Church Insists That Manual Labor Is His Idea of a Relaxing Day Off

Eric Church is notoriously busy. When the 2012 CMAs Album of the Year winner isn't cramming awards into his duffel bag, he's on his tour bus, wheels rolling on the ground while those in his head spin with ideas for new No. 1 singles. Church is obviously a hard worker, so it should be no surprise to anyone that when he gets a 'day off' from being a star, he spends it the best way he knows how... doing manual labor.

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Reba McEntire Shares Her Ideal ‘Malibu Country’ Cameos – And Why the Show’s Worth Watching

Country's favorite redhead Reba McEntire says she's "really excited" for the premiere of 'Malibu Country,' her new sitcom on ABC. The show kicks off tonight, and promises to be full of laughs and 'aww' moments, according to the singer.

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Taylor Swift Opens Up About Bleeding ‘Red,’ Living Under a Magnifying Glass + Still Growing Up One Year at a Time

Taylor Swift is tired and a little glassy-eyed from a full day of interviews by the time we sit down to chat, but still she's warm, kind and, well, genuine. Just like she seems. We're like two girls in a coffee shop, even though we're surrounded by bright lights, cameramen, assistants, label reps -- you name it. She looks me in the eye, smiles, laughs and even compliments my dress, because despite being one of the biggest superstars on the planet, at 22 years old, Swift is still just a girl. A humble and surprisingly normal girl, who has crushes, falls in love, gets her heart broken... and writes No. 1 songs about it.

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Taylor Swift Shares Her 2013 Plans – Exclusive Video

Even music fans who don't consider themselves 'Swifties' likely know that Taylor Swift has a 'thing' for the number 13 -- her chosen "lucky number" -- which can often be seen scribbled on her hand during concerts. Given that 2013 is fast approaching, we asked the 'Begin Again' singer what her plans are for the new year.

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Taylor Swift Dishes on Whether She’d Ever Get a Tattoo (And What She’d Get) – Exclusive Video

Taylor Swift would never ever get a tattoo... like, ever. Trust us -- we asked. In an exclusive interview with Taste of Country, the 'Begin Again' hitmaker admitted that while she had a lot of fun writing different lyrics on her arm each night during her Speak Now Tour (see them all here), she could never actually commit to permanent ink.

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Darius Rucker Interview Part 2: Opry’s Newest Member Dishes on New Music, Hootie Reunion and Taking Off His Twitter Training Wheels

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Looking ahead to 2013, are there any tour plans that you can talk about at this point?

Not yet. I actually have meetings about that today. We’ll see!

You have even become quite the Twitter guy in rec

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Justin Moore Interview Part 2: Hitmaker Dishes on Life at Home With Two Daughters and Trying His Hand at Love Songs

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For the next record, have you been writing with any specific direction?
You know what, I’m not. I really don’t know yet what I want to do. It’s funny because the first two albums, I knew exactly what

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